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Ethanol plant planned for south Georgia

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December 6, 2007

Turner County --  Another ethanol plant will go up in south Georgia. Today, Georgia Alternative Energy announced they'll build a facility in Turner County. 

The $90 million plant will employ as many as 40 people. The Turner County location was picked for four reasons-- access to rail lines, proximity to Interstate-75, a natural gas source, and the community.

"It provides us with an alternative source of fuel that will be, it helps us in every way possible, it was the right thing to do, and this is the right place to be," said Project Manager Allen Whitehead.

More than 236 corn producing members have joined the cooperative to support the new plant.

The plant is expected to use local corn for production, but expects to receive shipments from outside the area as well.

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